25 Jumada I 1445 - 9 December 2023
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 Add some French volcanic stone to your decor with Tradition Pierre at the Hotel Show 2015
Beauty & Style | Sunday 23 August, 2015 12:32 pm
 At the upcoming Hotel Show from 28 to 30 September 2015 in Dubai, family business Tradition Pierre will show off its products drawing on its expertise in cutting and working rare volcanic stone from the Auvergne region. The company’s pieces are equally at home as part of indoor or...
Makkah Clock Royal Tower, Deploys Aruba Networks Wireless Infrastructure to Meet Hajj Demands
Tourism & Hospitality | Sunday 23 August, 2015 12:07 pm
The Fairmont Group of Hotels & Resorts recently deployed Aruba Networks’ wireless infrastructure at its iconic Makkah Clock Royal Tower hotel in Makkah, Saudi Arabia. Thanks to the Aruba Wi-Fi solution, guests and staff at the hotel will be able to enjoy secure, seamless, high-speed,...
Schneider Electric to Release EcoXpert Program in Saudi Arabia
Technology & IT | Sunday 23 August, 2015 11:44 am
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, is set to launch its EcoXpert program in Saudi Arabia aiming to develop a network of certified experts to deliver a professional analysis of a building’s energy challenges, and offer tested, validated, and documented energy...
Nikon D5500 awarded as EISA Consumer DSLR Camera 2015-2016
Technology & IT | Sunday 23 August, 2015 10:30 am
The Nikon D5500 is the recipient of the European Consumer DSLR Camera 2015-2016 award from EISA Awards 2015-2016, as proudly announced by Nikon Middle East FZE Ltd today. The honour from European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) makes it the second major award for the D5500 which picked up the...
Technology & IT | Sunday 23 August, 2015 8:41 am
Souq.com, the leading online retailer in the Middle East, has announced that the new Gillette Fusion ProGlide with FlexBall™ Technology launched on 13th August has already sold out on its site within four days of its launch. Gillette®, the leader in global shave care and industry pioneer, ...
KSU in skills upgrade tie-up
Culture & Education | Sunday 23 August, 2015 4:30 am
 King Saud University (KSU), which is in the vanguard of academic excellence in the Kingdom, this year tied up with the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada in order to develop the skills of its faculty members. Commenting on the program, a media department official at KSU said: "The...
Mataaf to have four floors by Sept.
Government | Sunday 23 August, 2015 2:22 am
The Grand Mosque will have four floors of mataaf  (the area where Haj and Umrah pilgrims circle the Kaaba during the tawaf ritual) by early September. The construction of the third floor has been completed, said Sultan Al-Qurashi, projects manager at the General Presidency for the Affairs...
Nurseries set to receive 18,000 children
Culture & Education | Sunday 23 August, 2015 2:17 am
The Education Ministry announced that more than 2,000 nurseries in various regions of the Kingdom were ready to receive 18,000 children, under the care of 2,709 sitters, 2,185 administrative staff and 1,355 servants, according to a website. The guide published by the ministry, which is available...
Sponsorship transfer rule tightened
Business & Money | Sunday 23 August, 2015 2:15 am
The Labor Ministry has barred private sector companies from transferring expat employees at a short notice. This sponsorship transfer is known in local jargon as naql kafala. A private sector company can apply for a request to transfer sponsorship or naql kafala only once within a period of...
Schools reopen: 5m begin new academic year
Culture & Education | Sunday 23 August, 2015 2:11 am
Around five million students were gearing up on Sunday to attend the first day of school for the new academic year, amid fears by parents about non-working air conditioners, lack of cleanliness in classrooms and a delay in receiving books. The Ministry of Education, however, assured the parents...